Strong storms possible Thursday afternoon

AUSTIN - A system moving across the middle of the country will also bring the potential of severe weather to Central Texas on Thursday.

The system, which stretches into Kansas, has warranted the Storm Prediction Center to issue a "High" risk for parts of Kansas and Oklahoma, but parts of Central Texas are in the "Marginal" or "Slight" categories. One way to think about this is a scale of 1-5, with "Marginal" representing a 1 and "High" representing a 5.

Clouds will be around much of the day, with the best chance for storms developing in the early afternoon ahead of the dry line. The chance for a storm to develop is about 40%, but if any storm does develop, it will be capable of growing into a strong to severe storm with damaging winds and large hail.

The good news is that tornadoes and flash floods will be a low threat. Although, we can not rule out an isolated tornado and rainfall could be heavy at time under an isolated thunderstorm. Large hail and damaging winds will be our main concern this afternoon.

Rain chances will continue into the evening and overnight hours but will be less severe once we get through the afternoon. Stay with the KVUE Storm Team for the latest forecast updates.

NOTE: This weather extra is valid for May 18, 2017.

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